Supermoon, symbolism and our collective shadow.

27 Sep 2015
Supermoon, symbolism and our collective shadow.

Tonight I drove just out of town to a familiar field to watch the lunar eclipse with my 6 year old.  I told her we were going to see the BLOOD MOON,  hoping to instil some excitement – she wondered if there would be rides there.  I told her “no it’s just a field”, which she thought was good enough because apparently she’d never been to a “field” before.  I talked to her a bit along the way about how the moon is always there to listen to her if she’s ever lonely, to which she replied “oh yeah?  So is the moon alive or something?”.  It’s so hard to.

Many People, One Mat

15 Jan 2015
Many People, One Mat

My mat sees many people.  Children, adults, saints, lunatics and tricksters – to name but a few.  Indeed, every time I step on my I am suprised by who shows up and brings their unique flavor to my practice.  I am talking, of course, about the vast assortment of “selves” within me that bring both brilliant variety and exasperating frustration to my life.  This “mosaic mind”, as authors Goulding & Schwartzcall it, is an accepted reality in many psychotherapeutic models and serves to make sense of the seeming internal contradictions most of us experience.This notion essentially points out that we have an internal “family” of various, sometimes conflicting voices within that all must honoured and heard.

Resurrection – A New Christian Experience.

03 Aug 2012
Resurrection – A New Christian Experience.

In what’s becoming an annual trip to the Kananaskis region of the  Alberta Rockies I finally have a moment to reflect on an experience I had last  weekend at a workshop entitled “The Soul of Christianity”.   The heavy rain outside our little trailer creates the impossibility of  much activity, my attention turns inward, and I see that there is much to  say.  Lead by Atum O’Kane, a spiritual teacher and Jungian Analyst from  Seattle, I was drawn to participate by a trusted friend who assured me that the  nature of this retreat would be one of depth, meaning and inner work.  She was right.   And although we touched on many.

Yoga, Dreams and Courage.

07 Feb 2011

All my life I’ve had very vivid and occasionally lucid dreams.   I can still remember nightmares from when I was about 7 or 8 years old that left me jolting awake with heart racing and breath heavy.   Other times I’ve adventured through my dreams in conscious control of my actions – talking to dream characters, flying here and there at will.    Recently, I’ve had an interesting upsurge of both nightmares and lucid dreams.  A few nights ago I found myself in a dream where a young boy had been kept hostage in his own house for a number of years without sunlight.  I helped release him from this imprisonment but after years of captivity he.

Halloween and the Shadow

29 Oct 2010

“The evil of our time is the loss of consciousness of evil.” – Krishnamurti I have to admit, Halloween is one of my favorite “holidays”.  And by the way that people adorn their homes with Halloween paraphernalia I don’t think I’m alone.  It is one time in the year that we get to openly recognize the dark side of human nature.  Not that all things Halloween are ghoulish, there are plenty of ducks and princesses running around.  But it is a time when we get to be something “other” than what we are from day to day.  We get to be something evil, fantastical, ridiculous or odd without social convention.